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Adopting Gracie

$815 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 1 month
Created July 12, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Don Armbrust
My name is Liz Storholt and this story is about a little girl in my life, appropriately named Gracie! A group of missionaries out of Tennessee found Gracie in Carrfour, Haiti in 2013, born premature and with significant birth defects. Despite repeatedly reaching out to her biological mother, the mom expressed no interest in being reunited with her disabled child. 
 
In April of 2013, I went down to get her out of the orphanage and into a safe home. She came home with me to Kernersville, North Carolina in October of that year, and has been with us ever since. Over the past six years she has had 3 major surgeries including the most major- through the knee amputations of both legs. She has had hundreds of doctors’ visits, and thousands upon thousands of hours of physical therapy. In spite of so much adversity, Gracie is absolutely thriving.
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Gracie is now six and a half years old, and loves music and dancing, and driving her brother crazy. She's excelling in school, makes friends easily, and is going to be in her first musical this summer with the little theater in Winston Salem in "Frozen".  God is so good!

This is where we need your help. We are actively pursuing adoption because we consider Gracie to be a member of our family already. Once approved we can move for legal guardianship and a green card, a process that takes about 18 months, and then we can start the Haitian side of the adoption, which there really is no time line for. I've seen it take 6 years. This is where we need your financial help. We need money for the adoption process.  We estimate this whole process will cost $15,000-$20,000, money we don't have.

We chose adoption because it is the right thing to do, and the cost is really our biggest limiting factor in getting Gracie to the point of citizenship and ensuring that she is forever part of our family. Will you consider a gift? Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Gracie and I thank you so very much.
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$815 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 1 month
Created July 12, 2019
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on behalf of Don Armbrust
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